If not, you'd be well advised to get with the Program as it is time to Get Squared Away. You can test your domain here at DNS Flag Day, or educate those always hungry neurons here. All of this fal-de-rol is slated to be accomplished worldwide on or about 2019/02/01.
"The current DNS is unnecessarily slow and inefficient because of efforts to accommodate a few DNS systems that are not in compliance with DNS standards established two decades ago. To ensure further sustainability of the system it is time to end these accommodations and remediate the non-compliant systems. This change will make most DNS operations slightly more efficient, and also allow operators to deploy new functionality, including new mechanisms to protect against DDoS attacks." - via DNS Flag Day
"While cryptomining died down by the second quarter, a new set of threats were eager to take its place: information stealers. These former banking Trojans— especially Emotet and TrickBot—evolved into droppers with multiple modules for spam production, lateral propagation through networks, data skimmers, and even crypto-wallet stealers." - via Malwarebytes' 2019 State of Malware Report
In preparation for the country's 2020 Olympics (and - ostensibly - in order to avoid catastophic numbers of IoT vectored attacks during the Olympic events)... Probably about 5 years too late, though, as the enormity of fixing the problems may be insurmountable even for the Japanese Governmental Security Groups, who are well-known for attention to detail. Regardless there will certainly be an enormous number of surprises and what-not in their targeted bailiwick of connected devices. H/T
Three months hence (at the time of this writing), Chenxi Wang's superlative presentation detailing trust in an artificial intelligence epoch is still highly apropos, I reckon.
via the highly respected Dan Goodin - Security Editor at Ars Technica, comes the story of a fundamental design weakness at GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), whcih permitted thousands of domains registered at GoDaddy, Inc. to be hijacked, leading to bomb-threat emails to be processed and delivered on December 13, 2018 (email-serving related data is contained in DNS records - which is not the flaw specifically).
Perhaps a modicum of diligence in ferreting out flaws (ideally on a continuous basis), instead of focusing on creating bullshit laden advertising touting your company's misaligned-to-reality information security architecture and engineering capabilities is in order GoDaddy, Inc.... Let's get those prioritties aligned correctly, and you'll end up with a posture that's squared-away.
"Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a cellphone app, called Second Chance, that uses sonar to monitor someone’s breathing rate and sense when an opioid overdose has occurred." - via Sarah McQuate, writing at the University of Washington's UW News